While I have always known my days on this earth are numbered, it wasn't until my own Dad's passing on November 17, 2014, did my own mortality really begin to become undeniably vivid on the horizon of my existence.
Too often, people live their entire lives with little or no thought that they will not live here for forever. Perhaps I dwell too much on mortality, but it is preferred to spending too little time considering it.
The old saying is true: "Until we are ready to die, we will never be ready to live." So, I attend funerals. It helps me to make sure I am ready to die, so I can be ready to live. King Solomon said this about attending funerals:
(Click type below for Scripture and second box for definition of mortality.)